Tilapia & Lemon-Caper Sauce with Orzo, Zucchini & Peppers

Tilapia & Lemon-Caper Sauce

with Orzo, Zucchini & Peppers

35 MIN
4 Servings
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    From the Test Kitchen

    For an easy take on classic Italian piccata, we’re cooking flaky tilapia in a lemony butter sauce cooked with capers. It’s a bright finish to a simple bed of orzo pasta, tossed with verdant bites of zucchini and crisp bell peppers.
    10 Points value per serving
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    Hey, Chef! Try these WW pro-tips: Skip adding salt during prep and cooking, and see nutrition info for sodium as packaged. Counting Points? Choose nonstick cooking spray (0 Points) instead of olive oil (1 Points value per teaspoon) to coat your pan before heating.

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    Dietary Information Wellness

    This meal was designed in collaboration with nutritionists with your holistic health in mind.

    WW Recommended 600 Calories Or Less
    • Nutrition
    • Calories
      470 Cals (est.)
    Tilapia & Lemon-Caper Sauce with Orzo, Zucchini & Peppers
    • 4 Tilapia Fillets
    • ½ lb Orzo Pasta
    • 2 Zucchini
    • 1 bunch Parsley
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 1 Lemon
    • 1 oz Salted Butter
    • 2 Tbsps Crème Fraîche
    • 1 Tbsp Capers
    • 1 Tbsp Weeknight Hero Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika & Whole Dried Parsley)
    • 2 Bell Peppers

    Tips from Home Chefs

    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Quarter the zucchini lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve the lemon crosswise; squeeze the juice into a bowl, straining out the seeds. Roughly chop the parsley leaves and stems.

    2 Cook the pasta

    Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot.

    Cook the pasta
    Cook the vegetables & finish the pasta
    3 Cook the vegetables & finish the pasta

    Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the zucchini pieces in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the sliced peppers and chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Turn off the heat. Transfer to the pot of cooked pasta. Add the crème fraîche and a drizzle of olive oil; stir to thoroughly combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    4 Cook the fish & serve your dish

    Pat the fish dry with paper towels; season on both sides with salt, pepper, and the spice blend. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned fish. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned (if the pan seems dry, add a drizzle of olive oil before flipping). Flip and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the butter, capers, and lemon juice (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, constantly spooning the sauce over the fish, 1 to 2 minutes, or until coated and cooked through.* Turn off the heat. Serve the cooked fish and sauce over the finished pasta. Garnish with the chopped parsley. Enjoy!

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish 

    Cook the fish & serve your dish
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